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Gutters & Drainage Systems

9/30/2021 (Permalink)

gutter filled with leaves and a baseball Many often overlook the importance of maintaining and cleaning your gutters/drainage systems

With the fall season finally here, it may be time to take a look at your drainage system and prepare for all of the fall leaves that are about to come. Many often overlook the importance of maintaining and cleaning your gutters/drainage systems. The main purpose of this system is to allow water to run off of your roof and away from your property. If this system becomes clogged or damaged, it can create moisture buildup around your property. Moisture buildup can eventually lead to water damage and rot in your home.

 Here are some tips if you plan on cleaning this fall:

  • Plan ahead: The weather can be a little unpredictable here in Ohio, but try to allow a few days without rain to dry all of the debris in the gutters before cleaning.
  • Ladder safety: When dealing with heights, practicing good ladder safety is crucial. If you are unable to safely reach the necessary heights, consider contacting a professional cleaning service.
  • Downspouts: While you are cleaning, make sure to check your downspout for any damage or clogs. Also, check where your rainwater is running off to, you may consider extending your drain pipe to redirect the water. Crawlspaces are often victims of poorly directed downspouts.
  • Avoid hazards: Before tackling this task, check for any potential hazards such as electrical lines. If the situation appears unsafe, consider contacting a professional cleaning service.

Maintaining a clean, healthy gutter/ drainage system will help prolong the life of your system along with your home. With these tips, we hope that having your gutters cleaned (whether by you or a professional) is now becomes a simpler process. If you are facing water damage inside of your home or crawlspace as a result of your drainage system, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at SERVPRO! SERVPRO of Jackson & Ross, Athens & Gallia Counties are available 24/7 and always here to help.

 Call today at (740)-286-2550!

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